Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun safe

3 senses of safe

Sense 1
safe -- (strongbox where valuables can be safely kept)
       => strongbox, deedbox -- (a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked)

Sense 2
safe -- (a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests)
       => cupboard, closet -- (a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space)

Sense 3
condom, rubber, safety, safe, prophylactic -- (contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse)
       => contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control device -- (an agent or device intended to prevent conception)

Antonyms of adj safe

4 senses of safe

Sense 1
safe (vs. dangerous) -- (free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet")

dangerous (vs. safe), unsafe -- (involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions")
        => breakneck -- (moving at very high speed; "a breakneck pace")
        => chancy, chanceful, dicey, dodgy -- (of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker)
        => desperate -- ((of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair; "a desperate criminal"; "taken hostage of desperate men")
        => hazardous, risky, wild -- (involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme")
        => insidious -- (intended to entrap)
        => mordacious -- (biting or given to biting; "they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount")
        => on the hook (predicate) -- (caught in a difficult or dangerous situation; "there I was back on the hook")
        => parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go -- (fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery")
        => self-destructive, suicidal -- (dangerous to yourself or your interests; "suicidal impulses"; "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy"; "a kamikaze pilot")
        => treacherous, unreliable -- (dangerously unstable and unpredictable; "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle")

Sense 2
safe -- ((of an undertaking) secure from risk)

INDIRECT (VIA unadventurous) -> adventurous, adventuresome -- (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy")

Sense 3
safe (predicate) (vs. out) -- (having reached a base without being put out; "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball")

out(predicate) (vs. safe) -- (not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out")
        => down (predicate) -- (being put out by a strikeout; "two down in the bottom of the ninth")

Sense 4
dependable, good, safe, secure -- (financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment")

INDIRECT (VIA sound) -> unsound -- (not sound financially; "unsound banking practices")

Similarity of adj safe

4 senses of safe

Sense 1
safe (vs. dangerous) -- (free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet")
       => fail-safe -- (eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction; "a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident")
       => off the hook (predicate) -- (freed from danger or blame or obligation; "I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand")
       => risk-free, riskless, unhazardous -- (thought to be devoid of risk)
       => safe and sound, unhurt -- (free from danger or injury; "the children were found safe and sound")
          Also See-> harmless#1; invulnerable#1; secure#2; uninjured#1

Sense 2
safe -- ((of an undertaking) secure from risk)
       => unadventurous (vs. adventurous) -- (lacking in boldness)

Sense 3
safe (predicate) (vs. out) -- (having reached a base without being put out; "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball")

Sense 4
dependable, good, safe, secure -- (financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment")
       => sound (vs. unsound) -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

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